The many small rural townships and communities surrounding Benalla provide interesting, comfortable and supportive living environments for retirees.
The district surrounding Benalla contains many smaller townships - communities which have their own active community life - with fairs and festivals, farmers' markets, sporting teams, land care groups and more.
Baddaginnie, Tatong, Swanpool, Molyullah, Lurg, Lima, Goorambat, Goomalibee, Winton/Winton Wetlands, Devenish, Violet Town are some examples.
Activities involving U3A members in these communities - such as the Swanpool Community Cinema, the Molyullah Easter Fair, regional art exhibitions such as the Swanpool Bald Archy Exhibition and the Benalla Festival Art Show in Tatong - contribute to enriching the social and cultural life in Benalla and district as a whole.
Benalla U3A members also have access to many other regional activities such as the Glenrowan/Taminick and King Valley wineries , the Wangaratta Jazz Festival and the famous Violet Town Market.
Links...If you would like to find out more about the Benalla District, the following links may help:
Glenrowan/Taminick Wine Region
King Valley Wine Region
Swanpool District Community Development Association
Tatong Heritage Group
Violet Town Action Group
Violet Town Market
Wangaratta Jazz Festival